My job is to bring out in people what they wouldn't dare do themselves. I'm an accomplice to helping women get what they want. My relationships with producers or photographers - these are relationships that took years. We must never confuse elegance with snobbery. In a meat-eating world, wearing leather for shoes and clothes and even handbags, the discussion of fur is childish.
You have to be luxurious nude. It's difficult to move in the nude in front of a mirror. It's much easier to move when you're dressed. But if you can walk around in the nude easily in front of your man, if you can be luxurious in the nude, then you've really got it. I believe in comfort. If you don't feel comfortable in your clothes, it's hard to think of anything else. Age is something only in your head or a stereotype. Age means nothing when you are passionate about something. Women are women, and hurray for that. I've always thought of the T-shirt as the Alpha and Omega of the fashion alphabet.
We must never confuse elegance with snobbery. I am not interested in shock tactics. I just want to make beautiful clothes. I can design a collection in a day and I always do, cause I've always got a load of Italians on my back, moaning that it's late. You have to stay true to your heritage; that's what your brand is about. I never look at other people's work. My mind has to be completely focused on my own illusions.